About Us


  • Dynamic, innovative -

    • a different type of recruitment business

Opus as a brand was established in 2014, however our teams have successfully been providing resourcing solutions since 2004. We are an expert recruitment provider, offering extensive experience in recruitment solutions across multiple disciplines in the public and private sectors including Social Work, Business Support & Administration, Residential Care, Professional & Technical and much more.

Since launch, we have continued to grow and diversify our business, forming joint ventures with numerous local authorities across the country, expanding into private sector recruitment and launching our own supply teaching business, Opus Teach.

Our specialist teams, experienced in both public and private sector recruitment, can offer creative and tailored solutions via a model that allows us the freedom to work with the best interests of both our clients and candidates in mind.

Our heritage working in the public sector across a wealth of resourcing requirements and master vendor MSP solutions means we have the knowledge and experience to deliver against even the most challenging of hiring needs.

​Why Opus?

  • Quality

    We specialise in working with clients to provide cost effective, high quality, end to end recruitment solutions that add value to your organisation.

  • Expertise

    Our dedicated team has a wealth of experience across recruitment in both the public and private sectors and provides a knowledgeable and informed service which sets us apart from our competitors.

  • Building Relationships

    We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and building long standing working relationships with our candidates and clients.

  • Making a Difference

    As a local authority owned company, we're committed to making a difference and reinvest profits back into the public sector to support our local communities.


Our Values


We are fair, honest and act with integrity at all times.


We are supportive, empathetic and treat people as individuals.


We are professional experienced and knowledgeable.


We are solution driven problem solvers and responsive to change.


We are a positive team, continually learning and developing.


  • 2014

    Opus Was Founded

    Opus launched in June 2014 to provide cost effective temporary recruitment solutions for Suffolk County Council.

  • 2017

    New Joint Venture

    ​ Joint ventures established with Cambridgeshire County Council (January) and Northamptonshire County Council (now known as North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire Councils)

  • 2018

    Opus Teach Launch

    ​Launch of our specialist supply teaching agency, Opus Teach in March 2018.

  • 2018

    Milton Keynes Council

    ​Joint venture established with Milton Keynes Council in September 2018.

  • 2019

    Private Sector Recruitment Launch

    ​Launch of a new recruitment desk to support organisations with temporary and permanent resource in the private sector.

  • 2020

    Covid-19 Support

    ​Opus provided key workers to our client councils throughout the pandemic, resourcing staff for the implementation of over 30 mobile testing units, contact tracers and support workers.

  • 2020

    Brentwood Leisure Centre

    ​Worked in partnership with Brentwood Borough Council to support the reopening of the Brentwood Leisure Centre. 50 workers were recruited in just 3 weeks enabling the leisure centre to open successfully.

  • 2021

    New Public Sector Clients

    ​Partnerships formed with the newly established Northamptonshire Unitary Councils and Peterborough City Council.

  • 2021

    PPMA Award Wins

    ​Opus won the Best Partnership/Collaboration award alongside Brentwood Borough Council at the national PPMA public sector HR awards for the partnership formed reopening the Leisure Centre. The partnership also won the overall Gold award from all categories.

  • 2021

    REC Award Nomination

    ​Opus was a finalist in the 'Best Company to Work For (Up to 50 employees)' at the 2021 nation REC awards celebrating the best in recruitment.


How Can Opus Support Your Organisation?

We work with a clients in both the public and private sectors to provide a variety of tailored recruitment solutions.

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